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Has anyone else had to go throught the complete finger print search with the RCMP, their site said 120 days in January and now it has gone from that to 120+ days for the results. Poor Sharon has been planning and planning for a spring wedding since we started the process and now we are looking at a fall wedding at the very earliest since I have about 2 more months of waiting for the certificate and then another few months sitting in Montreal. I e-mailed them (RCMP) on Monday requesting and update but still no reply from them.

After all that the question is: has anyone heard of anyone else who went through the fingerprint thing and how long it may have taken them.

Thanks Everyone


09/20/2006 - Sent I-129F

09/22/2006 - Received at NSC
09/28/2006 - NOA-1 (1-797C date )

10/02/2006 - Cheque cashed

10/02/2006 - NOA 1 (I-797C recieved in the mail)

12/08/2006 - NOA-2 in 79 days

12/13/2006 - NOA-2 hard copy recieved

12/26/2006 - Package recieved by NVC

12/30/2006 - Received by Montreal

01/22/2007 - Received Packet 3

04/16/2007 - Returned Packet 3

08/02/2007 - Received medical documentation

08/07/2007 - Received Interview date Aug. 9th

08/09/2007 - Received I-601 and 212 (not approved yet)

02/17/2008 - I-601 approved 212 abandoned

06/2?/2009 - New medical and passport and doc sent to Mtl

07/22/2009 - Recieved request for DS-221 and notarized letter of intent

07/31/2009 - Montreal recieves thier final requested doc.

09/01/2009 - Visa approved and mail out today

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Have read on VJ,but that was awhile back. Not sure but I belive it took a few months. I do recall one getting it fairly fats, but they included a short note begging for it to be expedited for immigration purposes.


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Hi Flames9, thanks for replying.

I've been waiting for over 2 months now, when I sent in the paperwork I also included a a note, a long one asking that the process be expedited stating it was required before April as the NOA 2 (I-797) is valid to April 7th. The one good thing is there is the 4 month extension to fall back on if needed.

Carla, thank you also for your reply.

The sad thing is I was once stupid and got caught driving without a licence in 1971, and got a suspended sentence that is 35 years ago, and I got a pardon almost 20 years ago. As you can see I had to go the fingerprint route.


09/20/2006 - Sent I-129F

09/22/2006 - Received at NSC
09/28/2006 - NOA-1 (1-797C date )

10/02/2006 - Cheque cashed

10/02/2006 - NOA 1 (I-797C recieved in the mail)

12/08/2006 - NOA-2 in 79 days

12/13/2006 - NOA-2 hard copy recieved

12/26/2006 - Package recieved by NVC

12/30/2006 - Received by Montreal

01/22/2007 - Received Packet 3

04/16/2007 - Returned Packet 3

08/02/2007 - Received medical documentation

08/07/2007 - Received Interview date Aug. 9th

08/09/2007 - Received I-601 and 212 (not approved yet)

02/17/2008 - I-601 approved 212 abandoned

06/2?/2009 - New medical and passport and doc sent to Mtl

07/22/2009 - Recieved request for DS-221 and notarized letter of intent

07/31/2009 - Montreal recieves thier final requested doc.

09/01/2009 - Visa approved and mail out today

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Hi Flames9, thanks for replying.

I've been waiting for over 2 months now, when I sent in the paperwork I also included a a note, a long one asking that the process be expedited stating it was required before April as the NOA 2 (I-797) is valid to April 7th. The one good thing is there is the 4 month extension to fall back on if needed.

Carla, thank you also for your reply.

The sad thing is I was once stupid and got caught driving without a licence in 1971, and got a suspended sentence that is 35 years ago, and I got a pardon almost 20 years ago. As you can see I had to go the fingerprint route.

I thought I remembered you mentioning something like that awhile ago. Didn't mean any disrespect to you, just wanted to clarify it so that you didn't get fingerprinting done needlessly!

If you've been waiting two months already, I'm optimistic you should hear something soon.

Best of luck

Carla (F)


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We went through this same thing!!! My husband had a DUI in 1983, so to be on the safe side, we applied for his prints with RCMP. We were told (after waiting 2 months) that it could take up to 5 months for the results. We found a place called the Commissionnaires that does digital prints and they estimate the wait time is 4 -6 weeks. If I were you, I would check them out and see if there are any offices close to you.

We went through the Vancouver consulte and did not end up having to have the prints for our visa to get approved. We did have the court records to show. I don't know how Montreal is in that aspect.

GOOD LUCK!!!


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Are you close enough to a place like a Commissionaires? Are their fingerprinting services faster than going direct through RCMP?


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Thank you everyone for the comments and suggestion. Now I’m going to dissect what has been sent so to answer everyone without too much repetition.

Carla,

Yes I did mention it a while ago. It was better to go with the fingerprints since I said yes to having a criminal record in the bio that I have already sent in, no use saying yes and not do the right thing by getting the proper documentation and having problems later on during the interview. There was not one iota of disrespect in what you wrote and clarification was needed so all could see that what I did was out of necessity and not a mistake on my part. I am also optimistic, cautiously optimistic though.

Stacey33,

I don’t really know why it is taking so long, maybe it is because of the new passport ruling and the multitude of applications, that is if the RCMP are involved in that process at all. I’m glad tat were able to get your quickly, and I hope mine will be here soon. I did send the money order with the application. The funny thing is I got the certificate of good conduct from Germany in a matter of a few days.

Than you Autumnchik,

I hope I don’t have to wait the extra 5 months that would place me well beyond the final due date and therefore in a position of either bringing Sharon here to live or starting all over again from square one. As for the Commissionaires I am one of them and have been for 17 years and have gone through the system with them, they are the one’s that got me my pardon. I have a security and have been working for a Federal Deputy Minister for the past 16 years, I did ask them for what ever they had found out during the security clearance and pardon process and was told it was all destroyed once the pardon was received I don’t know how they work, I thought thy also had to use the RCMP and their function was only preparing the document that needed to be sent. I have contacted the court and was told that the documents were no longer available, all I could get was the court date, docket number and other info but was told that other documentation wasn’t available even to them, my guess is that it is now sealed because of the pardon.

Misa,

Like I said above I am a Commissionaire so I’m thinking I went through everything I am going right that I did many years ago. As for the Commissionaires being quicker I can’t say because I don’t know if they are in fact offering the same service.


09/20/2006 - Sent I-129F

09/22/2006 - Received at NSC
09/28/2006 - NOA-1 (1-797C date )

10/02/2006 - Cheque cashed

10/02/2006 - NOA 1 (I-797C recieved in the mail)

12/08/2006 - NOA-2 in 79 days

12/13/2006 - NOA-2 hard copy recieved

12/26/2006 - Package recieved by NVC

12/30/2006 - Received by Montreal

01/22/2007 - Received Packet 3

04/16/2007 - Returned Packet 3

08/02/2007 - Received medical documentation

08/07/2007 - Received Interview date Aug. 9th

08/09/2007 - Received I-601 and 212 (not approved yet)

02/17/2008 - I-601 approved 212 abandoned

06/2?/2009 - New medical and passport and doc sent to Mtl

07/22/2009 - Recieved request for DS-221 and notarized letter of intent

07/31/2009 - Montreal recieves thier final requested doc.

09/01/2009 - Visa approved and mail out today

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The RCMP Suck, I sent an e-mail last Tuesday and got an answer back on Sunday the following was their reply.

Mr. ??????:

Your request for the verification of a criminal record for VISA purposes refers.

Your request was entered into our database on: 2007-02-18

The processing time is currently one hundred and twenty (120) days from receipt of an application. Note that processing time can vary due to incoming workloads

CFSS processes more than 15,000 criminal record searches each month.

You may wish to visit our Internet Website at:

www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/crimrec/finger_e.htm for a complete overview of our service.

Thank you

LYN

RCMP

Civil Fingerprint Screening Services

NOTE: We are currently receiving a high volume of e-mail, therefore there may be delays in receiving a response. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NOTA: Cette adresse courriel reçoit actuellement un volume très élevé de correspondance. Nous nous excusons pour les inconvenients.

What really sucks is that I sent the application a full month before they entered it into their system, so now instead of being half way through the process we are just over the 20 day mark with 100 more to go.

If they count every weekdayand weekend day as a work day we will have news by June 20 at the latest, the 120th day, if they count Monday to Friday as work days we are looking at August 3 at the latest as the 120th day.

I am hoping that because we got the e-mail on Sunday that they are working 24/7 and will have our reply by June.

If they take until August that will place us beyond the 4 month extension and right back at day one with a twist, Sharon would be moving here.


09/20/2006 - Sent I-129F

09/22/2006 - Received at NSC
09/28/2006 - NOA-1 (1-797C date )

10/02/2006 - Cheque cashed

10/02/2006 - NOA 1 (I-797C recieved in the mail)

12/08/2006 - NOA-2 in 79 days

12/13/2006 - NOA-2 hard copy recieved

12/26/2006 - Package recieved by NVC

12/30/2006 - Received by Montreal

01/22/2007 - Received Packet 3

04/16/2007 - Returned Packet 3

08/02/2007 - Received medical documentation

08/07/2007 - Received Interview date Aug. 9th

08/09/2007 - Received I-601 and 212 (not approved yet)

02/17/2008 - I-601 approved 212 abandoned

06/2?/2009 - New medical and passport and doc sent to Mtl

07/22/2009 - Recieved request for DS-221 and notarized letter of intent

07/31/2009 - Montreal recieves thier final requested doc.

09/01/2009 - Visa approved and mail out today

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